Friday, June 29, 2012

Belgrado - s/t (2011)

Artist: Belgrado
Album: s/t
Release: 2011
Label: Discos Enfermos/Static Age/Oficyna Paranoja

1. No Exit
2. Clockwise
3. In My Head
4. No Answer
5. Those Times
6. Dead Generation
7. Lies
8. Zapomnijmy
9. Koszmat
10. Visions of Massacre

Belgrado are a dark post-punk group from Barcelona. Their self-titled LP consists of ten tracks of female-fronted, dancey, forlorn tunes, that fans of other contemporary anarcho groups are sure to enjoy. Their sound is akin to much of the Portland dark punk scene especially.

It's a solid release, and lucky for you there's a free, totally legal download on their bandcamp. If your itching to grab a copy, visit any of the labels that released it (links also on bandcamp). Enjoy the numb hymns.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Arctic Flowers Summer 2012 Tour & 8/14 Show w/ Foreign Objects, Bloody Gears, Cleansing Wave

The female-fronted anarcho-punk outfit Arctic Flowers (featured previously on this blog here) are touring the East and Midwest this summer supporting a new 12" EP, Procession*. Residing in Portland, OR, they don't necessarily get out to this side of the states very often, so for fans on this side of the Mississippi, I would check out their full tour schedule here. Most likely they're coming to a haunt near you. 

If you can make the Boston show, August 14th at What We Talk About, I recommend it.  I'll surely be there, as the line-up is killer, and showcases some of Massachusetts' finest (Foreign Objects, Bloody Gears, Cleansing Wave). As a preview to this dark ritual, I thought I'd share a few releases to give those unfamiliar something to look forward too:

First up is Arctic Flowers. Catchy, dark, anarchic, touring. Demo CS: Download

*new track off new Procession 12" EP that will be available on tour

Foreign Objects: Also female-fronted, straight punk rock. Great stuff. Demo CS: Download

Bloody Gears plays catchy garage/punk with dark post-punk influences. They just released an LP this year, Landscapes of Disease. Here it is: Buy, Download

Cleansing Wave: Fantastic noisy D-beat. They just released a s/t 7" on PRGNT records, pick one up here! Demo CS: Download

Remember, if you like these bands they are all current, so find a way to support them! Come say hi on August 14th, I'm the tall, dark, and gangly one.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Deskonocidos - Singles Collection CS (2010)

Artist: Deskonocidos
Album: Singles Collection CS
Release: 2010
Label: W-Tapes

1. Donde Lloran
2. Controlados
3. Desaparecer
4. Anti Militar
5. No Hay Dios
6. Lo Siento
7. Juventud Perdida
8. Problemas
9. Sin Compassion
10. Ratas
11. Pesadillas

Singles comp from Texan outfit Deskonicidos. Non-stop hardcore punk with obvious dark post-punk influences. Many times I find myself wishing more dark punk bands would play more aggressively, this tape definitely satisfies this craving. Get it:


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Anasazi - s/t 7" (2012)

Artist: Anasazi
Album: s/t 7"
Release: 2012
Label: Toxic State

1. Bone Collector
2. Samsara
3. Loving You

Great debut 7" from NY deathrockers Anasazi. If you missed it, their demo on Burn Books is killer, and these new three tracks do not disappoint. Continuing their homage to classic California influences (most notably Christian Death), my only disappointment with this release is that it only contains three songs. You can still get your hands on this via Katorga Works, who are carrying a number of new Toxic State releases (which can all be found on icoulddietommorow). They're going fast so get one while they last.


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Flux of Pink Indians - Neu Smell (1981)

Artist: Flux of Pink Indians
Album Neu Smell
Release: 1981
Label: Crass Records

1. Neu Smell
2. Tube Disasters
3. Poem
4. Sick Butchers
5. Background of Malfunction

Fantastic quirky British anarcho punk on Crass Records. This EP is short, with an intro and poetic interlude making up two of the five tracks. But it's packed full of great lyrics, covering the pitfalls of nuclear experimentation, humankind's species chauvinism, and the evils of consuming meat. I have yet to explore their later works, but from what I have read they differ greatly from this record. So get your fill of this great dark punk release, and thank Crass once again for their impeccable taste.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Permaculture - s/t CS (2012)

Artist: Permaculture
Album: s/t CS
Release: 2012
Label: s/r


1. Silent Service
2. Blindfolded
3. Fear & Contempt
4. Beg For More

Permaculture is an anarcho-punk band out of Boston. Female vocals over crunchy amps, intense riffs and booming drums. All the instrumentals are done by one guy, which makes this an impressive release. All hail god of tapes, Terminal Escape.

Download/Tapes/Topple Capitalism

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Antisect - In Darkness, There Is No Choice (1983)

Artist: Antisect
Album: In Darkness, There is No Choice
Release: 1983
Label: Spiderleg Recordings

1. They (The Eternal Myth and Paradox)
2. The World's Biggest Runt
3. A Midsummer Night's Dream
4. Channel Zero (Reality)
5.Yet They Still Ignore
6. The Ghost of Mankind
7. Tortured and Abused
8. Education or Indoctrination
9. In Darkness
10. Heresy
11. Hallo There...How's Life?
12. The Buck Stops Here

This post is somewhat redundant, as this record can be found on many other blogs, but considering Antisect is one of the more influential anarcho-punk outfits to come out of the UK, I think its definitely warranted. Much of the dark punk/goth thing happening now is definitely informed by this band. Antisect's only full-length, this record is chalked full of dark, murky riffs, and at times is both atmospheric and driving.  If you haven't heard it, this is not one to miss. You can even still get the repress.


Monday, June 4, 2012

Hexentanz - blutverlust (2012)

Artist: Hexentanz
Album: blutverlust
Release: 2012
Label: s/r

1. Coven
2. Stake
3. Sorry
4. Night
5. Attic

Hexentanz are a two-man bedroom project out of Brooklyn playing eerie, atmospheric darkwave. A hypnotizing journey through dark corridors, haunted realms, and sacrificial ceremonies awaits anyone who picks up this EP, this group's debut release. If you're into it, you can stagger through the fog, ignore the terrifying chants surrounding you, and either acquire these mp3s for a nominal fee on Hexentanz's bandcamp, or email jakedibeler(at)gmail(dot)com and snag a tape. Enjoy the numb hymns kids.


Friday, June 1, 2012

Deathcharge - s/t (Love Was Born To An Early Death)

Artist: Deathcharge
Album: s/t (Love Was Born To An Early Death)
Release: 2011
Label: Unseen Forces

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Formed in the late 90's as an obvious Discharge tribute, Deathcharge are a crust-turned-goth punk band residing in the thriving dark punk scene in Portland. This full length marks a break from their crust roots, and a turn towards goth influences, especially in vocals. Deathcharge still rips though. You'll get lost in this driving torrent of power chords and fist-pumping hooks.